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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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A modern introduction to fundamental manufacturing practices as well as cutting-edge industrial manufacturing process advancements. Hands-on practice in traditional and advanced manufacturing methods. Integration of Life Cycle Assessment and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 160. (005149)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour activity. Formerly SMFG 198. (015894)
Prerequisites: AMAR 160 (with a grade of C- or higher), MATH 119 or MATH 120, MECH 100, PHYS 202A or PHYS 204A. Recommended: MATH 105.
Industrial applications of subtractive and additive manufacturing. Traditional and advanced material removal techniques including the physics of metal-cutting, cutting-tool materials and geometry, conventional and semi-automatic machine tools, and electrical discharge machining (EDM). Additive manufacturing topics include 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and emerging additive manufacturing, processes and technologies. Also includes cost estimating and power management as applied to industrial scale manufacturing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 260. (005212)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for specific topic being offered. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. Formerly SMFG 298. (015850)
Prerequisites: MATH 105 and MATH 119 or MATH 120, MECH 140 (may be taken concurrently).
An introduction to programming and mathematical concepts encountered in advanced manufacturing. Mathematical concepts are presented in the context of their application to industrial automation and robotics. Students will learn modern programming tools and constructs common to the industry. Mathematical and programming concepts are applied in weekly laboratory exercises. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. (022127)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111, MECH 210 (may be taken concurrently).
Survey of polymer chemistry, mechanical properties, and industrial processing of thermoplastics with emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 316. (022071)
Prerequisite: AMAR 316.
An introduction to composite materials and processing. Topics include thermoplastic and thermoset composites, glass and carbon fiber reinforcements, biobased polymers and natural fibers, core materials, tooling, and thermoset processing equipment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 318. (022070)
Prerequisite: MECH 210.
This course provides students an introduction to composite materials and processing by investigating thermoplastic and thermoset composites, glass and carbon fiber reinforcements, biobased polymers and natural fibers, core materials, tooling, and thermoset processing equipment. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 347. (021724)
Prerequisites: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, junior standing.
A study of effective industrial safety and supervisory management practices used in the manufacturing industry. Supervisory and managerial procedures used in industry by supervisors, managers, field and sales representatives, and inspectors. Instruction in communication, training, organization, ethics, conflict management, safety practices, and OSHA standards. Instruction in effective technical safety documentation - gathering, organizing, and reporting industrial safety data. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly SMFG 352W. (005670)
Prerequisites: AMAR 260, MECH 200.
A study of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools used in the manufacture of engineered products. Integration of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Course activities utilize industrial scale CNC machining centers and lathes. Advanced manufacturing topics such as toolpath optimization and factory floor integration are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 360. (005278)
Prerequisites: Approval of faculty internship coordinator prior to off-campus assignment.
Manufacturing experience in an industrial setting which provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to professional practice. Minimum duration of 400 hours of work under the direct supervision of an on-site manufacturing supervisor. On completion of the internship, a report prepared under the direction of a faculty member is required. This course is an elective for the BS in Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics; a total of 3 units must be completed to receive elective credit. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly SMFG 389. (005294)
Prerequisite: AMAR 160.
Provides additional time in the manufacturing laboratories for completion of manufacturing and engineering course-related projects and assignments. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 7.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly SMFG 395. (020682)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Normally taught by professionals from the field. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. Formerly SMFG 398. (005250)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly SMFG 399. (005251)
Prerequisite: EECE 344 or MECA 380.
An overview of robotics and its application to advanced manufacturing. Topics include vision, motion planning, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics, and sensors. Course activities will utilize industrial scale robots and associated hardware as well as modern simulation tools. This course will also introduce contemporary topics in robotics research and its application. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (022128)
Prerequisites: GE Oral Communication (A1) requirement; GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; AMAR 360; AMAR 458 (may be taken concurrently). Recommended: MECA 380.
Design methods applied to manufacturing systems in group design projects. Project definition, planning, and management. Design for manufacture, cost considerations, budgets, and teamwork. Oral and written presentation of design results. Initial stage of the capstone design project to be continued in AMAR 440B. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours supervision. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. (022124)
Prerequisite: AMAR 440AW.
Implementation of the capstone design project from AMAR 440AW including fabrication, testing, and evaluation of a working prototype. Impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context. Ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering including continuing self-education and career development. Must be taken the semester immediately following AMAR 440AW. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours supervision. (022125)
Prerequisites: OSCM 306 or faculty permission; MATH 105 or MATH 108 for Business majors only.
This course is also offered as OSCM 451.
The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. 3 hours lecture. Formerly SMFG 451. (005784)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
Provides qualified students an opportunity to do individual special interest study and practice toward gaining proficiencies in the student's area of specialization. 6 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly SMFG 454. (005279)
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
This course familiarizes students with techniques for managing technical projects while they design, plan, and implement a manufacturing project through the mock-up stage. Students work in groups on projects of mutual interest to gain experience in planning and updating schedules. Students learn to define requirements, estimate and manage resources, and structure decisions and trade-offs. Discussion includes global project management and supply chain responsibility. Emphasis is placed on group dynamics in communication and problem solving. 3 hours lecture. Formerly SMFG 458. (005291)
Prerequisite: AMAR 420.
A continuation of robotics and its application to advanced manufacturing. Implementation of smart manufacturing systems on the factory floor. Practical automation workflows based on parametric modeling, scripting, simulation, and optimization. Course activities will utilize industrial scale robots and associated hardware. This course will also introduce contemporary topics in robotics research applied to machine learning and artificial intelligence. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (022129)
Prerequisite: AMAR 160.
The course provides students a comprehensive overview of the study of metal casting technology. Students learn about the properties of casting allows, casting processes, pattern design, pattern making, mold making, core design, core making, heat treating, finishing of castings, and sand testing. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Formerly SMFG 464. (005209)
Prerequisite: EECE 315 or MECH 210.
This course introduces the manufacturing processes for various classes of nanoscale devices from logic/memory semiconductors to nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). Study of processes including photoresist lithography, ingot growth, ion implantation, chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and molecular beam epitaxy. Course covers the fundamental performance barriers for each material/device type and perform defect analyses to assess how defects either improve or degrade these materials. Also covered are financial aspects of nanoscale manufacturing including capital equipment costs, the financial history of these industries, return on investment, amortization, and case studies of both industry failures and successes. 3 hours lecture. Formerly SMFG 477. (021768)
Prerequisites: To be established when course is formulated.
Special topic generally offered one time only. Different sections may have different topics. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. This course is normally taught by professionals from the field. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 21 units to be counted toward the major. 1 hour discussion. Formerly SMFG 498. (005308)
Prerequisites: Approval of supervising faculty member.
Independent study of a special problem. See department office for registration procedure. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly SMFG 499. (015852)
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